Creative Scotland Bill founders
The Creative Scotland Bill, which is designed to amalgamate the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen in a single body to be known as Creative Scotland, became the first ever Executive/Government Bill to fail to pass the Scottish Parliament on 18 June 2008.
Although the Bill's principles were approved at Stage 1, its accompanying financial memorandum was not, and this was fatal to any further progress.
The Creative Scotland Transition Project, which had hopes of growing into a Taskforce once the Bill was through, must be disappointed.
What, you may ask, will happen to Scottish culture now? You might equally well ask the counterfactual, what would have happened to Scottish culture if the Bill had passed and gone on successfully through Stages 2 and 3? Just possibly the question you ask does not affect the answer you get.